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Boy's mom admits she killed him

By unknown | Nov 10, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Alex Matlala

Alex Matlala

The mother of a Limpopo boy, who admitted to killing her son last week, told the police that she threw the boy's private parts into a pit toilet.

The police looked for the boy's genitals until she finally confessed that she had thrown his penis, scrotum and an ear into the toilet in her family's yard.

But police will have to demolish the toilet to retrieve the parts before her second court appearance tomorrow.

The woman, Irene Lekgeu, told police on Friday, before her first court appearance in Nebo, Limpopo, that she disposed of the private parts because she no longer needed them.

She explained that she had cut the body parts off to make it look like a ritual killing.

According to the police statement Lekgeu had three children, all fathered by different men. The child she murdered, whose father was not paying maintenance, was her second.

Nebo police spokesman Inspector Maboke Lediga said yesterday that Lekgeu had told them that she had killed her son because he had become a "nuisance" to the family.

"She said the son had become the bone of contention that split her family apart," Lediga said.

" She said her parents were tired of feeding her and a child disowned by his father."

She had finally decided that taking the boy's life was best, he said.

Lekgeu was denied bail and will appear again tomorrow for a formal bail application.

She told her neighbours last week that thugs had broken into her home, threatened to kill her and then took the boy before fleeing.

Her neighbours joined her in the search for the boy until they found his lifeless body hidden in the back yard with his private parts missing.


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